Category Archives: VHF

Good Aurora Opening

One day too late! 😀 Good ol’ sun was quite active lately so we were regularly checking the Aurora prediction and Space Weather websites during the contest. Unfortunately nothing during the competition but the band finally opened late this afternoon … Continue reading

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September VHF Contest ’22

Once again active with the guys, luckily the last time with the “tongue twister” special event call DM6ØUEA. 😀 I have been mainly active on the radio on Saturday and used Sunday to fine-tune the Node Red installation, i.e. adding … Continue reading

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Just a little Perseids activity

Only a few QSOs during the Perseids Meteor shower this year, but at least over five times more than last year. 😀 Kidding aside, just too much QRL again so only QRV every now and then for short time periods. … Continue reading

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MM/DH8BQA: Visiting Jim – GM4FVM in Scotland

Summer time = holiday time! This year the three of us decided to spend a week in London, then move on to Edinburgh for another week together with a few friends making it a group of seven. Had a very … Continue reading

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Double-hop on 4 m & the Balkans on 2m

Caught another Sporadic-E opening to the Balkans on 2 m early afternoon: —————————————————————— TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX BAND MODE PROP. QRB —————————————————————— 11:55 LZ1AG KN22ID +02 -06 2 m. FT8 ES 1454 11:58 LZ2CM KN13OJ +01 -06 2 m. … Continue reading

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Some Tropo for a change!

Sporadic-E, Aurora, now some Tropo for a change! Love the summer month’ as there are so many different possibilities to catch different propagation modes on VHF, it’s just amazing! Certainly one of the reasons why I fell in love with … Continue reading

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Sporadic-E on 4 m & Aurora on 2 m

Interesting day today! Four was open this morning via ES to the UK & Ireland as well as EA & EA6. It closed at 12z and never opened again, MUF down. Thus nothing to expect on 2 m either, right? … Continue reading

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July VHF Contest ’22

July VHF contest is usually the VHF contest I participate as a single operator. Again so this year. Result is on par with those of the last few entries. It’s been a few years since breaking the 400 QSOs barrier … Continue reading

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More ES, even on SSB ;-)

Following yesterday’s openings 2 m was hot again all day long. At times we had two or three different path’ open (Greece, Italy, Spain) in parallel. And there was some good SSB activity, too! Not to miss anything I went … Continue reading

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Plenty of Sporadic-E again

More Sporadic-E today with very high MUF, contacts around 1.000 km on 2 m! —————————————————————— TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX BAND MODE PROP. QRB —————————————————————— 10:40 F6DBI IN88IJ -07 -11 2 m. FT8 ES 1336 10:46 F6CIS IN94WL -09 -09 … Continue reading

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Bands hot again

Another great day! Started with a JA opening on 6 m although only 3 stations wkd (all JA8 from QN03/23). Once again I had the feeling being much too weak although running 400 watts into an 8 ele longyagi. 🙁 … Continue reading

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Nice openings on 6, 4 & 2 m with new ones

Early start this morning with the first QSO on 4 m at 7:30z into the Balkans. Beaming East 6 m provided interesting QSOs and new squares with UN7DAT/NO00 and RD6AK/KN85. I doubt that the latter is legal but as always: … Continue reading

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First 2 m ES for me this year

Four was open all afternoon. Two opened just briefly over here, good enough to work EA5BY (whom I had just worked on 4 m, too,  half an hour ago): —————————————————————— TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX BAND MODE PROP. QRB —————————————————————— … Continue reading

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First 4 m ES opening this year

Seems like a late start on 4 m this year, at least for me. While I usually work the first 4 m Sporadic-E opening early May, sometimes even at the end of April already, it’s been the end of May … Continue reading

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May VHF & a few NODERED dashboards

Another VHF contest. Again not too motivated to operate but brought the special event call DM60UEA (60 years of Amateur Radio in Angermünde) onto the air on 2 m & 70 cm. Made about 250 QSOs, people had difficulties with … Continue reading

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March VHF Contest ’22

This must have been one of our worst March VHF results. 🙁 Very low activity, bad condx … but still a respectable placement coming in as #7 Multi OP which is not bad for our remote location. Finished a few … Continue reading

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Marconi Memorial VHF Contest ’21

I really like the MMC. Being CW-only on VHF it provides plenty of opportunities to work DX while using your own brain to decode the signals. And it’s always good for a surprise. Being in autumn it’s “usually” some tropo … Continue reading

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Small tropo opening & 70 cm QSOs

Driving from Hamburg to Schwedt along the German Autobahn  A20 last night I listened to Swedish FM radio all the way from about Rostock to Stralsund! There seemed to be a nice tropo lift across the Baltic Sea. I kept … Continue reading

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September VHF Contest ’21

Been active as DFØUM Multi-OP (DG1BHA, DH8BQA, DL3BQA) from the clubstation in JO73ce again. Made a bit over 300 QSOs with 100k points. No detailed report this time, just too little time. 🙁 Uwe has a short German write up … Continue reading

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(No) Perseids this year …

Only made two QSOs on August 9, 2021. Worked R2OA/KO91 and special event station ES9ØFA/KO49, both on MSK144 mode. Just not enough time to play with the meteors this year …

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